Diocese announces 2019 Lumen Gentium awardees


PROVIDENCE — In May, 15 individuals or groups will be honored by the Diocese of Providence in 9 different categories with the 2019 Lumen Gentium Catholic Service Award.
The Lumen Gentium awards, translated from Latin as “Light for the Nations,” honor those “who toil in the vineyard of the Lord,” without compensation or acclaim for their efforts.
“The faithful of this diocese continue to impress me by their unwavering dedication and love of our local Church,” said diocesan Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia Msgr. Albert A. Kenney, who serves as chairman of the Lumen Gentium Committee.
The committee reviews the nominations submitted in each award category and presents to Bishop Thomas J. Tobin a list of those chosen for each award for his approval.
“The award winners this year are examples of discipleship lived robustly and faithfully. We are grateful to the missionary service they give to Christ and His Church,” Msgr. Kenney said.
The recipients of the 2019 Lumen Gentium award will be honored at a dinner scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln.
The proceeds from the 2019 Lumen Gentium Dinner will benefit Catholic Youth Ministries which provide leadership training, evangelization, faith formation, gathering and recognition programs and competitive athletic opportunities to Catholic youth throughout the Diocese of Providence. For more information, visit catholicyouthri.com.
Since 2013, when the Lumen Gentium awards were first presented in the diocese, 89 individuals and groups — representing 54 parishes — have been recognized. The awards banquets have raised more than $450,000 in support of numerous diocesan ministries.

Click to register for the banquet online, or call Andrea H. Krupp in the Office of Stewardship and Development at 401-277-2121. Tickets are $100 each and tables seat 10 people.


Administration & Stewardship
William Wray, Our Lady of Mercy Church, East Greenwich

Catholic Education
Lisa Lepore, St. Mary School, Cranston
Catherine Turbitt, St. Matthew School, Cranston
Sister Carol Anne Murray, RSM (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Evangelization & Communications
Cursillo de Cristiandad

Community Service & Charitable Outreach
Little Sisters of the Poor

Distinguished Catholic Youth
Emily Sheehan, Bryant University

Parish Service
Keith and Lisa Kline, St. Philip Church, Greenville
Linda Macomber, SS. John & Paul Church, Coventry
Karen Paul, St. Francis de Sales Church, North Kingstown
Jeffrey Pelletier, Holy Trinity Church, Woonsocket
Jose and Maria Ponceano, St. Anthony Church, Pawtucket

Public Service
James and Laureen D’Ambra, St. Augustine Church, Providence

Respect Life
Rony and Sonia Morales, Holy Ghost Church, Providence

Friend of the Diocese
National Grid Foundation